What you’ll need:
Step one: Stop at your local dollar store for glass bottles or plastic dishes—they generally have a wide array and assortment for a dollar a piece of course. The surface doesn’t necessarily have to be smooth—decoupaging is very flexible. Also get several colors of colour coordinated tissue-paper, mostly plain but one or two patterns is good too. When getting mod-podge, there are different glosses, make sure you pick up matte or gloss depending on which you prefer.
Step two: Make sure the glass is clean and not dusty. Rip the tissue paper up into small medium and large pieces—you’ll need a variety. Paint a thin layer of mod-podge on the glass and stick a piece of tissue paper on it. After you finish, coat it with mod-podge again on top.
Step three: keep repeating step two until the entirety of the vase is covered. Make sure you apply mod-podge after every piece.
Step four: After you’ve covered the sides, fold any jagged edges on the bottom over and paint a another layer of mod-podge. You can clip off any rough edges at the top with a pair of small scissors or nail clippers (I used the scissors on my swiss army knife).
Step five: Allow to let dry.
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I chose to arrange several pieces together to make a nice grouping. The small bowl I’ll use for a catch-all for my jewelry when I take it off at night, and the vase for flowers to brighten up the room. The tall blue bottle is to tie the two together. All together, for 8 oz of mod-podge, four plastic bowls, the glass vase, tissue paper, and the tall blue bottle I paid $6—a steal for a simple, easy arrangement that is both beautiful and practical.
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